Bluefields (HMGKU)

Location: Marion, SC 29571 Marion County
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N 34° 11.467', W 79° 23.883'

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"Bluefields," named for the Blue family, was built by 1870. Annie Evans Blue (d.1912) was given this land in 1872 by her father William Evans (1804-1876), Marion District planter, militia general, and state representative. Annie Blue and her husband, John Gilchrist Blue (1829-1889) raised their family here. John Gilchrist Blue, born in N.C., was an attorney and Confederate officer who served as S.C. state representative 1876-80 and 1884-85.

Two of Blue's sons were nationally prominent. Victor (1865-1928), a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was promoted for heroism during the Spanish-American War and commanded a battleship during World War I; he retired as a rear-admiral. Rupert (1867-1948), a graduate of the University of Maryland medical school, was surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service; he led in eradicating the bubonic plague in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Marker Number34-14
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Marion County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 647611 N 3784506
Decimal Degrees34.19111667, -79.39805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 11.467', W 79° 23.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 11' 28.02" N, 79° 23' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1108 N Main St, Marion SC 29571, US
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